“Fred Frith was a classically-trained violinist who turned to playing blues guitar while still at school. In 1967 he went to Cambridge University where he and fellow student, Tim Hodgkinson formed Henry Cow. While at University, Frith read John Cage’s Silence: Lectures and Writings, which changed his attitude to music completely. He realised that “sound, in and of itself, can be as important as […] melody and harmony and rhythm.” This changed his approach to the guitar, “just to see what I could get out of it” and initiated a long period of experimentation that continued throughout Frith’s musical career.”
More on this 1989 album here.
Akira vibes. I’d watch a full length film of this.
Steps, recently renovated, near Riverside Drive and St. Clair in New York’s Riverside Park.
Barista action at the new Intelligentsia Herald Square, next to Urban Outfitters.
On the street outside of the Herald Square Macy’s. Holiday vibes. Kids and families looking at the window displays. Guys in costumes: Santa Claus, Hello Kitty, Elmo, a trio of Hells Angels. Noise from a nearby protest at the Gap, Inc., accompanied by giant inflated rats that reminded me of Cosmopolis.